Max Archer, Kid Detective: The Case of the Recurring Stomachaches
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Meet Max. Max Archer, Kid Detective. Max helps kids solve problems.
Max's friend Emily has stomachaches. A lot of them! So, Max and Emily investigate the big three causes of stomachaches — lactose intolerance, constipation, and stress — and determine what causes Emily's stomach to hurt. Without even realizing it, Emily has been under stress, so much that her tummy feels it! Using kid-friendly stress-busting strategies, Emily learns how to get back on track and feel better.
Come on! You too can join Max and learn to bust your stress and get rid of your stomachaches. Be sure to check out the extra fun activities at the end of the book, and show your parents the Q&A written just for them.
With a casual question-and-answer format and colorful cartoon illustrations, the title follows Max's explanations to Emily — and the reader — about how digestion takes place and the three main causes of a stomachache: lactose intolerance, stress, and constipation…kids will enjoy learning about basic body functions, which are references in a diagram that traces the route of the digestive tract "from start to rather gross finish." A final section "just for parents" adds more.
The book handles clinical information with a dose of humor, and includes related activities and a Q&A. Bennett doesn't shy away from talking about "farts, poop and other icky stuff," topics that some kids — and plenty of adults — just aren't comfortable talking about. It's not hard to imagine parents using the kid detective's tips to explain their own recurring stomachaches.
—The Washington Post